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© Qwart, Bigstock.comTen Ways to Stretch Food Resources - A little goes a long way! Here are a few pointers on how to make the most of the food you have on hand...and how to make it last.
Photo courtesy Idaho Dept. of Fish and GameTime to Try Tiger Trout - These sterile hybrids of brown and brook trout add another dimension to trout fishing and are a conservation success story.
Photo by Shannon Fritts.For the Birds: Harney County Migratory Bird Festival - Harney Basin is designated as one of the three most important areas in the West for birds to stop, rest, and feed before continuing on North.
Photo by Jack McNeelCenter of the Universe: Wallace, Idaho - If scientists could not prove Wallace, Idaho is NOT the center of the universe, then the absence of such proof confirms that it is.
© SeanPavonePhoto, Bigstock.comReborn Pittsburgh for Your Bucket List - Like a phoenix rising from the ashes of the coal industry, Pittsburgh is a shining example of what a modern metropolis can and should be.
Movie Review: Knives Out - Legendary actor Christopher Plummer plays an 85-year-old mystery novelist who dispenses with his vast fortune in a most intriguing manner.
© Hans_Chr, Bigstock.com.Local athletes look back—and forward—on Coeur d’Alene Ironman - Walter Fairfax volunteered in the medical tent for the Coeur d’Alene Ironman. “I remember thinking, ‘you’d have to be crazy to do that.’”
Seniors in Pain: Fallout from the Opioid Crisis Part 2 - Seniors share personal experiences of how they pay the price in pain for the crackdown on prescription narcotics.
© The Masterplan Studios, Bigstock.comEarth Day Celebrates 50 Years - Earth Day is one of the largest secular observances in the world, celebrated by more than a billion people around the world.
A Short History of Mother’s Day - This year, Mother’s Day occurs on Sunday, May 10. Here's a little history on Mother's Day tradition in the United States.
Photo by Dianna TroyerMarcus Kelly: Model Train Maestro - For Marcus Kelly, hearing rumbling and chugging trains whisks him back to his childhood home in southeastern Idaho.
Photo by Suzanne WaringPlanting Our Favorite Annual: Petunias - Here are just a few pointers for making your favorite annuals, petunias, thicker and healthier all summer long.
Knit, Sew, Quilt: Boise Woman Pushes Through Pain to Help Others - At 73, Lana Levy is pushing through the debilitating pain of rheumatoid arthritis by helping ease the pain of others
Advocating for Children: North Idaho CASA Program - Ever think about volunteering to help at-risk children? You might want to consider CASA—the only program of its kind in the United States.
Making Memories in Taxidermy - Taxidermy makes visible reminders of what every hunter holds dear. Crafting unique animal displays is a hallmark of Dr. Dwight Curtis’s work.
A family of stylists carries on a half-century tradition of volunteer hair care. From left are Bonnie Jones, Becky Webb, Sandy Garrard, Brenda Olsen and Natalie Smyer. Photo by Dianna Troyer.Family of Hairstylists Feel Blessed Offering Free Services - Every Monday, the sound of laughter and scent of shampoo drifts out of the Parke View Rehabilitation and Care Center's hair salon.
Photo courtesy of Solar Roadways®Paving the Way with Solar Roadways - Change the world? Why Not? Scott and Julie Brusaw of Sandpoint have big plans — to replace concrete and asphalt with glass solar panels.
© yasnesone4ko, Bigstock.comReflections: To Thine Own Self be True While Coping with Social Isolation - Shakespeare's famous line comes to mind as I consider coping with social isolation & restrictions imposed by the current health challenge.
© Zubada, Bigstock.com.Protect Elderly Parents During Pandemic - Public health officials and the CDC have recommendations to protect elderly parents while they wait for the pandemic to pass.
© Milkos, Bigstock.comManaging Mental Health Impacts of the Covid-19 Crisis - The Coronavirus is worrysome, particularly for the elderly. But we should focus on managing anxieties resulting from fear of the virus.
© CreativeNaturePhotography, Bigstock.com.It’s a Wood Rat — Git It! Git It! Git It! - I lurched up in my sleeping bag and saw a fur ball go flying under my cot.“It’s a wood rat!” I yelled as I grabbed my headlamp.
Photo by Jackie McNeel.The Bridges of Lane County: They Go Great with Local Wine! - When paired with the region’s wineries, the historical bridges near Eugene, Ore., make for a fabulously unique vacation.
© MikeLaptev, Bigstock.comMarch is Whale Watching Time - Oregon's peak spring whale watching time for gray whale migration is March 21-29, when thousands of whales swim by with their young.
© WitthayaP, Bigstock.com.Bucket List: Studying Dance in Bali - Last winter, I flew to Bali, Indonesia, to take Balinese dance and participate in one of the world’s most popular ecstatic dance events.
Hope in History: Rerooted from Idaho Home Inspiration - Rerooted by Jackie Henrion is part historical fiction, part poetry, part personal narrative, and part didactic.
© ilixe48, Bigstock.com.Setting Families Up for Success with Eldercare Mediation - An Eldercare Mediator can act as an objective third party to help resolve conflicts during an elder family member's health crisis.
Photo by Cate HuismanSue Gervais Weaves a Life - By CATE HUISMAN Sue Gervais hasn’t always been a weaver, but fabric has long been the focus of her interest and talent. As a child, she went with her mother to select cloth for the clothes her mother would make her. Later she studied design at Seattle Community College and worked making patterns for ski… Read More »Sue Gervais Weaves a Life
Photo by Dianna TroyerHumor Helps Drift-Busting Snowplow Drivers - February is the favorite month for snowplow drivers of Minidoka County. “That’s when we start our countdown to the end of winter.”
Photos by Dianna TroyerAlmo Valentines for the Long Haul - Humor, mutual respect, similar interests, and a strong work ethic keep these two Almo, Idaho couples together for more than a half century.
Photo by Gail JokerstQuotations That Speak To Me and For Me - You can know people by the quotations that crop up in their conversation. Those phrases provide clear insight into character.
© Magrig, Bigstockphoto.comWood Stove Honey Mustard Chicken - A friend introduced me to a curry-scented chicken dish that has justifiably earned its place as one of my favorite go-to dinners.
Photo by Raymond LombardiPhil Crist Teaching Old Saws New Tricks - Whom do you call when a tree has fallen across a wilderness trail, and your crosscut blade is dull? Phil Crist, of course!
© Pixelvario, Bigstock.com.What About Lying? - The attempt toward truth must not be forsaken. We need to renew our vows to speak and evaluate for truth, and it all begins with you—and me.
Photo courtesy Dr. Jane Bennett Munro.Pathologist Dr. Jane Bennett Munro Writes About Murder - Dr. Jane Bennet Munro's extensive experience as a pathologist gives the stories in her books a ring of authenticity
© pollinator.org.Let’s Help Pollinators Thrive - Without pollinators the human race would not survive. Pollinators are critical for producing more than one-third of our food products.
© Photoboyko, Bigstock.com.February is National Pet Dental Health Month - Poor pet dental health not only damages teeth and gums, it can affect internal organs, like the heart, kidney, and liver.
© shull314, Bigstock.comSeniors in Pain: Fallout from the Opioid Crisis Part 1 - Seniors and veterans are suffering the unintended consequences of laws meant to combat abuse of prescription narcotics.